Human mitochondrial DNA lineages in Iron-Age Fennoscandia suggest incipient admixture and eastern introduction of farming-related maternal ancestry

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Oversti , S , Majander , K , Salmela , E , Salo , K , Arppe , L , Belskiy , S , Etu-Sihvola , H , Laakso , V , Mikkola , E , Pfrengle , S , Putkonen , M , Taavitsainen , J-P , Vuoristo , K , Wessman , A , Sajantila , A , Oinonen , M , Haak , W , Schuenemann , V J , Krause , J , Palo , J U & Onkamo , P 2019 , ' Human mitochondrial DNA lineages in Iron-Age Fennoscandia suggest incipient admixture and eastern introduction of farming-related maternal ancestry ' , Scientific Reports , vol. 9 , 16883 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51045-8

Title: Human mitochondrial DNA lineages in Iron-Age Fennoscandia suggest incipient admixture and eastern introduction of farming-related maternal ancestry
Author: Oversti, Sanni; Majander, Kerttu; Salmela, Elina; Salo, Kati; Arppe, Laura; Belskiy, Stanislav; Etu-Sihvola, Heli; Laakso, Ville; Mikkola, Esa; Pfrengle, Saskia; Putkonen, Mikko; Taavitsainen, Jussi-Pekka; Vuoristo, Katja; Wessman, Anna; Sajantila, Antti; Oinonen, Markku; Haak, Wolfgang; Schuenemann, Verena J.; Krause, Johannes; Palo, Jukka U.; Onkamo, Paivi
Contributor organization: Onkamo Research Group
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Biosciences
Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
Natural Sciences Unit
Finnish Museum of Natural History
Forensic Medicine
Archaeology
Department of Cultures
Department of Forensic Medicine
Unit of Biodiversity Informatics
Bioinformatics
Date: 2019-11-15
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Scientific Reports
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-51045-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/307748
Abstract: Human ancient DNA studies have revealed high mobility in Europe's past, and have helped to decode the human history on the Eurasian continent. Northeastern Europe, especially north of the Baltic Sea, however, remains less well understood largely due to the lack of preserved human remains. Finland, with a divergent population history from most of Europe, offers a unique perspective to hunter-gatherer way of life, but thus far genetic information on prehistoric human groups in Finland is nearly absent. Here we report 103 complete ancient mitochondrial genomes from human remains dated to AD 300-1800, and explore mtDNA diversity associated with hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers. The results indicate largely unadmixed mtDNA pools of differing ancestries from Iron-Age on, suggesting a rather late genetic shift from hunter-gatherers towards farmers in North-East Europe. Furthermore, the data suggest eastern introduction of farmer-related haplogroups into Finland, contradicting contemporary genetic patterns in Finns.
Subject: MULTIPLE SEQUENCE ALIGNMENT
ANCIENT DNA
HUNTER-GATHERERS
GENOMES SUGGEST
CULTIVATION
FINLAND
POPULATIONS
TRANSITION
DIVERSITY
MIGRATION
1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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